School Calendar

Monday, January 26
Regents/Mid-Term Exams
Through January 30
Tuesday, January 27
Board of Education
Jefferson School

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Jefferson Chess Club at Lunch

Friday, January 30
African Drum & Dance school Assembly- Students Only


Today, 1/26/2015
High: 28 Low: 22
100% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 1/27/2015
High: 26 Low: 18
100% chance of precipitation.

Dear Families,

Jefferson opened the doors this January in full swing. We began our indoor recess programs for students. Children are learning yoga poses and Hip Hop moves from talented instructors.

We began a series of parent workshops about the Common Core Learning Standards. All of the workshops will help parents assist their children at home and understand the State’s expectations. Please take advantage of these great opportunities.

The Jefferson Greenhouse Fundraising Committee is planning several events for late winter and early spring. We have raised about $20,000. We are looking for further assistance. We need more ideas and support from the community to get this initiative off the ground.  If you have expertise in any type of construction, ideas for fundraising or just love gardening, please contact me. We would love additional support for this wonderful endeavor.


Jefferson Elementary School
January 27, 2015 7:00 pm
Board of Education Meeting at Jefferson
Please join us to learn more about Common Core Mathematics at Jefferson Elementary School.

·      Ms. Nieves will briefly discuss best instructional approaches in mathematics.

·      A short film will be shown highlighting the math work of Ms. Siegel, Ms. Stevenson, Ms. Syken, and Ms. Singer and their students.

·      Kindergarten students will perform their version of “The Number Song.”

Together, we will accept the diversity of all children, taking them forward on their educational journeys to reach their fullest potential, and encouraging their curiosity so they become successful lifelong learners.

Together, we will foster partnerships with the goal of encouraging student achievement by building on students' strengths and supporting their social and emotional development.

Together, we will continue to promote and enhance the educational development of every member (staff, students and parents) of the Jefferson Community.

Latest News

All CSDNR Schools and Offices Closed - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

All CSDNR Schools and Offices will be closed tomorrow, January 27, 2015.

Dr. Brian Osborne's Latest on The Huffington Post - Preparing Students for College Begins Earlier Than Most Parents Expect

High school seniors who applied Early Decision or Early Action to their first choice colleges in November are now hearing whether they've been admitted.  In the New Rochelle schools, we have been fortunate to learn our students have been accepted so far to Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, The College of William and Mary, and Yale University.

Yet the college admissions journey for our students didn't start this year, or even in high school.  In New Rochelle, we offer opportunities for children to visit colleges while they're still in elementary school.  Children from Columbus School recently visited Iona College.   

A counselor gave kids and their parents a tour of the campus, answered questions, and discussed the courses to take in high school to best prepare for higher learning. 

Click here for entire story

Black History Month - February 2015 - Call for Artist Submissions

, the Westchester Alliance of Black School Educators, an affiliate of NABSE, the National Alliance of Black School Educators, is proud to present its annual Black History Spoken Word and Art Exhibit. This year we commemorate the life, work and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou by celebrating themes of Freedom and Empowerment through her poetry and spoken word. This theme allows students of all ages to make meaning through the arts. Participants can learn about Slavery, Segregation, the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights Movement through the life and work of Dr. Maya Angelou.


Click here to find out how your class can participate and more about resources, requirements and deadlines


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The CSDNR Parent Home Access Center

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CSDNR Magnet Open House Dates Now Available: for more information, click here.

2014 New York State English/Language Arts and Math Assessment Results

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released ELA and Math assessment results. Please note that there was a technical error by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) in submitting the District's grade 5 math scores to NYSED. Grade 5 math scores were inaccurately displayed upon initial posting to NYSED's website and will be unavailable until the LHRIC and NYSED remedy the situation. Parent reports will be mailed by the LHRIC in September. For further inquiries please contact your school's administrator.

Please click here for CSD New Rochelle ELA and Math Assessment Results.

Please click here for more information from NYSED about statewide test results.

School Community Health Advisory Influenza Vaccine Fall 2014/Winter 2015

The district wishes to ensure that the importance of getting the Influenza vaccine does not get lost in all of the media and public discussion of Enterovirus D68 and even Ebola. See Frank Bruni’s recent NY Times column,
“Scarier Than Ebola”:  Click Here

Influenza is a serious and potentially deadly disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that ALL individuals 6 six months of age and older be vaccinated against Influenza.

The Flu virus changes genetically from year to year, so last year's Flu vaccine will not reliably protect you from this year's circulating Flu strains. Everyone needs to be vaccinated annually.

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